J'ai vu Seigneur, j'ai vu votre malheureux fils Traîné par les chevaux que sa main a nourris... Phèdre, récit de Théromène

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dc.contributor Donated by: Benjamin A. and Julia M. Trustman, 1959.
dc.coverage.spatial France -- History -- Louis-Philip, 1830-1848
dc.creator Daumier, Honoré, 1808-1879
dc.date.accessioned 2007-06-08T21:35:06Z
dc.date.available 2007-06-08T21:35:06Z
dc.date.issued 1841
dc.identifier LD890
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10192/4832
dc.description 2nd state.
dc.description Published in: Le Charivari, January 10, 1841.
dc.description.abstract This print shows Théramène and Theseus from Racine's play "Phèdre", Act 5, scene 6. The classical theatrical tradition had become stiff and lifeless over the years and the romanticists started opposing the classic theatre's exclusive role. The situation reached its climax in Victor Hugo's "Hernani" in 1830. Though violently criticized, the play was a remarkable success with the public. Daumier also felt the time was ripe to revive Greek tragedy, but in a somewhat unexpected way. Hardly ever have the antique Gods been thrust so far off their known path than under Daumier merciless crayon. Offenbach was the one who brought the Gods "down to the ground" on the musical side.
dc.format.extent b&w
dc.format.extent 25 x 34 cm
dc.format.extent 1 lithograph
dc.publisher Paris, 1841
dc.relation.ispartof Physionomies tragico-classiques; 1
dc.relation.isreferencedby Delteil. Daumier, 890.
dc.rights Copyright restrictions may apply. For permission to copy or use this image, contact the Robert D. Farber University Archives and Special Collections Department, Brandeis University Libraries.
dc.subject Plays
dc.subject Actors
dc.subject.lcsh Drama
dc.title J'ai vu Seigneur, j'ai vu votre malheureux fils Traîné par les chevaux que sa main a nourris... Phèdre, récit de Théromène
dc.title.alternative I saw Master, I saw your unfortunate son Drawn by horses that his own hand had fed... Phèdre, story of Théromène
dc.title.alternative Charivari
dc.rights.license The following credit line must be included with each item used: Benjamin A. and Julia M. Trustman Collection of Honoré Daumier Lithographs, Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University.

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